How Much Does Liposuction Cost in the UK?

Brief about Liposuction

Liposuction can be considered to be a safe and effective method of shaping and toning of specific areas of the body. It can also be used for contouring these body parts for attaining the perfect body shape. It helps by breaking down the unwanted fat cells in the body and removing them for good. There are several factors that determine the final liposuction cost or prices.

Average Total Cost of Liposuction in the UK

The average total cost of the liposuction procedure in the UK can range from £1,500 to as much as £6,500. 

The cost is directly proportional to the number of areas of the body being treated during a single operation. The cost in the UK mentioned above applies to the cost of liposuction only and is lesser than the cost involved in having each of these surgeries separately. However, a combined procedure will obviously cost more than having only liposuction alone.

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What Goes into the Cost of Liposuction?

There are a number of charges which are included in the total average cost of Liposuction. Here are a few chargeable heads which are commonly included by most medical service providers.

Facility Fee

Facility fee can be defined as the charges incurred for the actual physical operation costs. It is usually recommended that patients should keep a watchful eye on this particular fee. If this fee is very low then it has to be understood that the concerned health service providers are trying to cut corners and compromise with the quality in order to keep the total bill low.
Compression Garment Costs
It goes without saying that compression garments are one of the most important parts of the operation. Therefore only the best kind of garments should be chosen for the patients. In most cases the health service providers do not charge for altering the size of the style of the garments it so required.
Surgeon Fee
Surgeons usually charge as per time dedicated towards any procedure. The normal system includes a surgeon predicting the time required for the procedure, performing the actual procedure and then executing necessary follow-ups. The important thing to note here is that the charges for the surgeon are all paid up front along with the total price of the liposuction.
Medical Clearance Costs
Sometimes, some patients might be required to have their medical clearances done by internists or Primary Health Care professionals based on their medical histories. These charges are then added to their total liposuction cost invoice. However this is not a mandatory process and is not applicable to all patients.
Anaesthesia Fees
To make sure that the overall experience of liposuction is not uncomfortable doctors generally use oral medication or sometimes even numbing fluid for the fat. This ensures light sedation and comparatively quick recovery for the patient. However in cases of multiple surgeries or larger volumes of liposuction, there might be a need for heavier sedation for a particular patient. In such cases, the services of a certified anaesthesiologist may be required for which the costs are then added to the final invoice.
After Care
The field of liposuction is going through constant evolution and improvement, as a result of which there might be need for certain aftercare treatments to ensure optimum results. Normally after liposuction, health service providers prefer to use the services of a trained lymphatic masseuse for aftercare periods.
At times, several surgical procedures may need a revision or retouch in order to achieve the ideally desired look. This does not necessarily result from any flaw or fault from the previous surgery. The charges for this might vary from surgeon to surgeon and usually are not very high. However sometimes, if the revision surgery is also complicated, the charges might turn out to be relatively high.
Follow Up Visits

After a liposuction procedure, a patient usually may have to pay follow up visits to the surgeon up to 8 or 9 months after the surgery. These charges are usually not very high if there are no complications that the patient is facing.

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